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WAVE ENERGY DRINK DRIVER NICK HOFFMAN TO MAKE NASCAR DEBUT 18-Year Old to Make First Camping World Truck Series Start CORNELIUS, NC (July 21, 2010) -- Wave Energy Drink driver, Nick Hoffman, is set to make the debut of his life in the NASCAR ...

WAVE ENERGY DRINK DRIVER NICK HOFFMAN TO MAKE NASCAR DEBUT
18-Year Old to Make First Camping World Truck Series Start

CORNELIUS, NC (July 21, 2010) -- Wave Energy Drink driver, Nick Hoffman, is set to make the debut of his life in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as he enters this weekend's AAA Auto Insurance 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park. The 18-year old prot0x00e9g0x00e9 of NASCAR superstar, Carl Edwards, has had this race in mind since he began racing quarter midgets a decade ago in his hometown of St. Louis, MO.

On a normal weekend, Hoffman can be found behind the wheel of his No. 2 Wave Energy Drink Dirt Modified while racing in the American Modified Racing Association (AMRA) ranks. In preparation for this debut, Hoffman made the switch to asphalt tracks, having competed in several Whelen NASCAR Late Model Series events at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, NC earlier this summer. He showed promise right out of the gate, garnering a fifth place finish in his first outing.

Hoffman will be making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut behind the wheel of a familiar team. He'll pilot the No. 63 Mittler Brothers Ford--the same team which gave a young Carl Edwards his start several years ago. His association with the team comes down to a nifty family connection. Nick Hoffman's father, Darrell, turned wrenches on the truck back when Carl was behind the wheel.

"I'm very excited and I almost can't believe this opportunity that I have," said Hoffman. "I've worked very hard to get here, but there are so many talented drivers that won't ever get the chance that I have here this weekend--so I've got to be humble about it. I'm here to learn, drive smoothly and above all--finish this race. I really can't thank Carl [Edwards] and Mike [Mittler] enough for allowing me to chase my dream of driving in NASCAR. I'm pumped up and I'm going to give it all I've got," he added.

-source: nick hoffman PR

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Carl Edwards